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35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Holmes Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

6 reasons why you will love our condo***


So close to the beach, with a wonderful view from the living room and master bedroom. Panoramic views of the Mexican Gulf and Sarasota Bay from our roof-top terrace.


Close to the beach, grocery store, restaurants and everyday needs. 'We really appreciate not having to use a car to buy milk. Also, with several restaurants within half a mile, it's so nice not to have to take turns driving'.


This condo is on the calm stretch of Gulf Drive, with little traffic. No restaurants are so close that they will disturb you. Our condo is one of only four units in the building.


Plenty of windows on three sides make it bright and welcoming.


Ample living and sleeping space make you feel like you can stretch out and relax.


We have replaced floor surfaces in all rooms as well as updated furniture to make it fresh and inviting. Well equipped for a pleasant stay.

(but don't just take our word for it, read the reviews... :-)

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tomas and Marie Dahlgren
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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About Tomas and Marie Dahlgren

Marie was an exchange student in Ohio over 30 years ago. She's visited USA several times per year ever since and consider it to be her second home land.

Tomas had never been to the US before visiting it with me, but he just loves the area!

Tomas and Marie Dahlgren purchased this condo in 2008

Why Tomas and Marie Dahlgren chose Anna Maria Island

We chose Anna Maria Island because it is such a relaxed, welcoming feeling here.

When you live a busy life, this is really the place to unwind.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo building only has 4 units, so there's a very private feel to it.

It is one of the larger 2 bedroom condos on the island, and has windows on three sides, which makes it bright and cheerful.

We have decorated it in a contemporary, yet warm style.

Our place is one of the best equipped places that you'll find. We have quality kitchen utensils and most everything that you might need during your stay is supplied.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We left the cold and snow in Minnesota and headed to Anna Maria Island for 4 fantastic weeks. Upon entering the Tropical Sunset condo, we were very excited to see how large and clean it was. The kitchen was well equiped, the bedrooms were spacious, with plenty of storage, and the living/dining areas were very comfortable. Add the incredible view from the roof top deck, and we couldn't ask for more! Our grandson liked having additional TV's and the pool. I much prefer the beach which is right across the street.

We ate at two restaurants for the first time this trip and highly recommend both of them; The Sign of the Mermaid and Eat Here. The food and service were outstanding at both restaurants. Another first this trip was a one hour Segway rental. What fun it was to zoom around the Island for an hour.

As always, we spent a day at Egmont Key, a Florida State Park accessable only by boat. It is a beautiful place with old fort ruins, great shelling, and huge turtles roaming the island. It is a beautiful, peaceful paradise that is well worth the effort it takes to get there.

This well maintained unit is everything it advertised - and more!

Mary and Bill
Mar 2011
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based on 35 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9142857 based on 40 reviews

So close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute wonderful vacation!

Our 5, almost 6 year old, LOVED that she had a TV in "her" room.

We were concerned about the ease and distance between the beach and the condo but we learned that it was actually closer and easier access than some condos we've stayed at which were directly on the beach!

We also appreciated that the shower didn't have those sometime common water savers where the water lightly sprinkles on you :-) The decor was beautiful and the sofas very comfy!

We loved our stay and definitely plan to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the beach is very close and so easy to reach! Thank you for your review and welcome back!
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Great Property, Great Location, User Friendly!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Property is very beautiful; clean, spacious, fully furnished and well-maintained. Amazing job on décor, and keeping up with rentals, sufficient lines, towels. Love the location. Washer and dryer were convenient. Everything was user friendly. Pool was clean and surroundings area. Property was close to beach access. Love the sun room. A few restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Tomas and Marie Dahlgren (Owner) was very helpful during booking.

Overall I would recommend this property and would consider staying again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nadika, I'm happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our place! We are a large family and know how important it is that a place works for everyone in the family as well as being comfortable and pleasing to the eye. As you noted the location is very good, with a location on the beach access road and less than 100 yards to the beach as well as walking distance to shops (including the largest grocery store on the island) and restaurants. Welcome back! Marie and Tomas
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Wonderfully, well appointed, and clean

  • 4 of 5

Upon my arrival I was immediately impressed with the furnishing and cleanliness. Having rented other properties and frequented other rental housing for various reasons, I was pleased with the fact that there was no odor, smell or unfriendly scents. I am a bit germaphobic and typically will wipe everything down with Clorox wipes, however when I attempted the usual activity it seemed silly since everything was impeccably clean. I found that the pots and pans I brought from home to use were available in the cabinets. There was a wonderful tea kettle and many plates, cups, glasses and cutlery. The pictures of the location are exact - what you see is what you get.

There were 6 in our party and everyone rested well. It was Christmas vacation and 86 degrees, looking at the Gulf of Mexico was wonderful, the teenagers were so comfortable inside that they slept a lot of the day away in the comfort of this home...and that is the difference between this location and others, the feeling of home. There is a huge map on the wall to indicate where you have come from and a book where others have told the story of their visit and made suggestions for local venues.

The pool area was really nice as well. If there was anything I would say was missing that would be a grill, but even that can be easily remedied by walking a block to one to the shops to buy a hibachi grill for the grilling area.

The owner was extremely helpful and easy to reach. The management company responded immediately to a shower clog, without inconveniencing us at all during the holiday.

I am planning my 50th birthday celebration with my closest friends in June and have re-rented this wonderful home again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving this wonderful review, Patricia! We want our guests to feel like they have rented a second home, not a generic, barren place and it's wonderful to read that you have just that experience! I think that you will find that our next-door unit has just the same feel and is just as well-equipped as this one, when you return for your birthday. We're so happy that we can offer two equal units for those times when our guests need more space and beds!
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Nice Place, good value, would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

The owners have done a nice job updating and maintaining this unit. This is aa perfect size unit for a couple or a small family of four. We've stayed in a number of condos and houses on Anna Maria over the years and this units represents a very good value for rentals on the island. The location in Holmes beach is convenient to groceries (walking distance) and other amenities. The walk to the beach is short and easy. We used a beach wagon to carry our things, but there's no reason why one couldn't make the short trip without it. The views of the water from the living room are almost as good as being beach-front. There is a splinter-free Trex deck roof-top which is a great place to hang out or watch the sunset. Large, clean common area pool in the rear. I found the owners agreeable and very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Marty, It's always great when someone who has lots of experience with the island, thinks so highly of our place! We love our condos and our guests do too, so I guess we do something right! Looking forward to welcoming you back! :-D Marie
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Comfortable and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Tropical Sunset 2. The unit is large and comfortable. The short walk to the beach was easy. We enjoyed the pool as well. We would start our day by bringing our coffee up to the rooftop terrace....very enjoyable. Tropical Sunset is in a good location on the island. We were able to ride our bikes to the north end of the island and enjoyed lunch one day at the Rod and Reel Pier(highly recommended--especially for the view!). We also found it convenient to catch the free trolley a few nights to go out to dinner. The trolley does not run on the stretch in front of the unit, but you can catch it in front of the Walgreen's that is a block behind you. Not a problem, once we figured that out. Tropical Sunset is also within walking distance to Publix, Walgreen's, and a few other establishments. We suggest heading down to Cortez ( not far at all), to find some VERY casual, on the water restaurants including Starfish Company and Tide Tables. Not fancy, but very enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chrissy, We're happy that you enjoyed our condo. The central location is very convenient, both because of it's closeness to the beach, stores and restaurants and also because it's equal distance to explore the north and south end of the island. Actually, we like that the free trolley doesn't go on the road in front of our building, it makes the road more quiet. And as you mentioned, it's not far to walk to the bus stop. We too enjoy Cortez with it's quaint feeling and good, casual restaurants. We often bike there so we can enjoy a drink with the food.
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Spacious and Clean

  • 5 of 5

The location is really wonderful. Right across the street from the beach and within walking distance of so many attractions. The unit is so spacious, clean and well equipped. Our 16 year old granddaughters had a wonderful time with their grandmas. The owners were helpful and very responsive. We would highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, the unit is a great place for generations to meet! It's cozy, but still spacious. If you are many people, we also own the unit next-door, and it's perfect for groups of up to 12 people traveling together. Then you will have the best of two worlds, both closeness and privacy!
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Sandbar Restaurant
"Nice place for a dinner. Often live music and always an open bet on when the sun sets. The c..."
Star Fish Company Restaurant & Seafood Market
"Our favourite seafood place. So laid-back and tasty. Not for a dressed-up dinner. Flip-flops..."
Ocean Star
"Not too impressed by their sushi."
Skinny's Place Incorporated
"Good hamburgers, great curly fries, many beer types. Cash only"
Ginny's & Jane E's
"Great breakfast. Crazy, fun over-decorated place, where you can buy almost everything you se..."
Publix Super Market - Holmes Beach
"Best grocery store on the island - and walking distance from our condo :-)"
Anna Maria Island
"Well of course, it's the friendly, relaxing place that so many people long for!"
Mr. Bones
"We love their Magic Dust dry rub. Even if you don't eat there, buy it at the counter and bri..."
Anna Maria's 6 Beautiful Beaches
"The main attraction of this little island."
Cafe on the Beach
"Hungry? Going on an excursion and need something that will fill you all day? Try their clas..."
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Holmes Beach
Car: not necessary

Anna Maria is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. This narrow island with its sugary white sand, does not have any high rises, in fact building codes prevent the construction of houses with more than 2 building storeys above a carport.

7 miles of white sand stretch on the west side of the island. That's the heart and soul of the island.

There are several restaurants and shops within walking distance. The island's biggest grocery store is also easily reached by foot. If you don't want to drive or walk, there is a free trolley driving up and down the island.

Sarasota is considered to be the 'cultural capital' of Florida with art galleries, theaters and an Opera House, and of course you have beach/sea activities, theme parks and shopping in the area.

Welcome to a slice of paradise!


Rates & Availability

Holmes Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 13 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 21 2017 - Feb 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter Peak
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Indian summer
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/NY Eve
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

Change-over day: SATURDAYS.
Bookings of LESS THAN A WEEK and OTHER THAN SATURDAY-SATURDAY may be accepted LESS THAN 1 MONTH in advance.
$130 cleaning and 11,5% tax not included in the above prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Holmes Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Separate towels provided for the beach. Each bathroom is a full bath-- one bath with shower and one with tub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Sheets in 100% cotton for a luxurious feel and good sleep.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Free wifi Internet and long distance calling inside the US, Canada and Puerto Rico! Mini-stereo with Iphone/Ipod dock, radio and CD player in living room. Second bedroom has Radio/Ipod dock with possibility to charge an Iphone/Ipod/Ipad. 3 TVs. Livingroom TV with DVD and VHS player, Second bedroom TV with built-in DVD player. standard TV in master bedroom Freezer with ice-maker

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